What made you initially decide to join Entry Point North?
I was curious about the business and to join a company of Entry Point North's size. Having previously been with larger corporations and enterprises, it intrigued me to be part of a company where I would be able to make a bigger impact. I met with different people during the recruitment process and perceived Entry Point North as a place of open and direct communication with a warm and respectful approach. To me, that combination was unusual and very positive.
Tell us about what you do as a Chief Information Officer (CIO).
As CIO I am responsible for ensuring that our IT environment supports today's and tomorrow’s business needs across Entry Point North Group. We have been on a pretty progressive tech re-design journey since I started in 2020, and this journey will continue for another couple of years. Our goal is to create a sustainable and secure IT environment. Our IT environment does not only consist of “traditional” IT but also includes a simulator environment which is key in the daily delivery of training of our future Air Traffic Controllers.
How would you describe the team atmosphere?
We are a great team consisting of experienced and competent people. We are all different and everyone is accepted and accepting. I believe it makes us all feel comfortable. Everyone in the team works hard towards the same goals and we collaborate close to each other to achieve strong results. And we also laugh a lot. Having fun and being happy at work is important!
Which of our core values is your favourite?
I believe BRAVE is a signal to all our employees that they can speak their mind. I try to practice BRAVE daily by stretching myself in being open and straight-forward with my ideas and opinions. I believe the culture at Entry Point North really allows this value to be lived in the sense that your opinion is respected and welcomed.
Tell us something your colleagues might not know about you.
I have a strong creative side that needs to be tended to. For many years I did silversmithing but I have done everything from concrete casting, gardening and now I am into kombucha brewing. I love to create stuff in different shapes and have found it is a valuable stress releaser for me.